Chris Perry (golfer)

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Chris Perry
Personal information
Full nameJames Christopher Perry
Born (1961-09-27) September 27, 1961 (age 58)
Edenton, North Carolina
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePowell, Ohio
CollegeOhio State University
Turned professional1984
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Nike Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking21 (April 30, 2000)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT14: 2000
PGA ChampionshipT10: 1999
U.S. OpenT19: 2001
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2000
Achievements and awards
Nike Tour
leading money winner
Nike Tour
Player of the Year

James Christopher Perry (born September 27, 1961) is an American professional golfer. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Amateur career[edit]

Perry was born in Edenton, North Carolina. He was the Minnesota high school golf champion in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Perry attended the Ohio State University, where he was a three-time All-America selection. He finished runner-up in the 1983 U.S. Amateur. Perry was named Collegiate Player of the Year in 1984. He also captured the 1983 Big Ten Championship. He won the Minnesota State Amateur and Minnesota State Open titles before turning pro in 1984.

Professional career[edit]

Perry played on the PGA Tour from 1985 to 1992. He split time between the PGA Tour and the Nike Tour in 1993, and played on the Nike Tour full-time in 1994. In 1994 he was named the Nike Tour Player of the Year and also led the money list. He won the Nike Utah Classic on the Nike Tour in 1994 and the 1994 Mexican Open. He then played on the PGA Tour from 1995 to 2001. He won the B.C. Open in 1998, his only PGA Tour victory. 1999 was Perry's best year on tour; he earned $2,145,707 and finished fifth on the money list. He recorded two runner-up finishes, and his 14 top-10 finishes were second only to Tiger Woods' 16. He cracked the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings due to his successful year.

Perry suffered left hand and wrist injuries at the 2001 Open Championship, causing him to play in only a few events in 2002. He was granted a major medical extension for 2003 but was still too injured to play on tour regularly. He received a second major medical extension for 2004 but only played in one event. He had surgery for a pinched nerve in his elbow in February 2004 and was told by his doctor that it would take 18 months to two years to fully recover. He has been granted medical extensions every year since 2003 but has played in very few events due to the injuries. He has not played in a PGA Tour event since 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Perry also played baseball and hockey while growing up. He was captain of the Edina-West High School hockey team during the 1979-80 season.

His father, Jim Perry, pitched in Major League Baseball and won 215 games and was the 1970 American League Cy Young Award winner. His uncle Gaylord Perry also pitched in MLB, was a winner of 315 games and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Chris was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1993.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 Sep 25, 1998 B.C. Open -15 (67-70-69-67=273) 3 strokes United States Peter Jacobsen

Nike Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T28 T17
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament T50 T14 T37
U.S. Open T31 CUT T56 T43 T25 T42 T32 T19
The Open Championship WD CUT WD
PGA Championship T26 T49 74 T10 T34 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 27 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1997 PGA – 2000 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 17 2000 Ending 30 Apr 2000" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 4, 2019.

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